CivicSpark is a Governor's Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address climate change, water, and opportunity access needs. CivicSpark is recruiting 90 Fellows (50 Climate Fellows, 20 Water Fellows, and 20 Opportunity Access Fellows) for the 2018-19 Service Year. Projects for the 2018-19 service year can be found in Our Projects page.
Please see our Fellow FAQ page if you have any questions.
All fields marked with a red * are required.
This section asks you to confirm your understanding of key program requirements.
This section asks for basic contact and educational background information as well as contact information for references.
Please upload your one-page resume focusing on relevant experience (Note: please submit your resume as a PDF, saved using your first initial and last name. For example, ‘ASmith_Resume’).
Please provide your contact information.
All CivicSpark Connect Fellows must have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before the start of the service year. Please provide information on your undergraduate education and graduate (if applicable). If you are still in school at the time of your application, please indicate so in the "Other" field.
Please list two academic and/or professional references who can speak to your experience with community resilience issues such as climate, water, and access to opportunities; your work ethic; or your experience with community service. Friends and family members cannot serve as references.
**Please note that references will be contacted automatically upon submission of your application. They will be required to submit a reference form within 2 weeks of your date of application submission. Please inform them to look for an email from the CivicSpark program, and be sure to follow-up with them to ensure it is completed.**
This section asks about your experience and interests relative to CivicSpark Connect.
Relative to your peers, please rank your top 3 professional skills in order.
Relative to your peers, please rank the top 3 areas you have the most knowledge of or experience in (Sector Experience).
This section asks for short essay responses on key topics about your background and interests relative to the CivicSpark program. Please answer the three following questions in 500 words or less per question (1500 words total). We encourage you to type out the essay in a Word Doc and then paste it into the application to avoid any potential lose of information.
This section asks you to please provide some information about your background.